Archive for December, 2010

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Budget-Friendly Bubbles for the Frugal Imbiber

One of my best girlfriends is 3,000 miles away right now, but she just called and proposed that we drink our first glass of bubbly on the last day of 2010 together over the phone. It’s only fitting, since just …

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Homemade Holiday Candy: English Toffee

It's hard to go wrong when there's butter, sugar and dark chocolate in the mix. This is the recipe for the English toffee I made as part

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Homemade Holiday Candy: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

In my previous post, Last-Minute Homemade Holiday Gifts, I mentioned that I was planning to make some dark chocolate peppermint bark and English toffee as


Last-Minute Homemade Holiday Gifts

I have to admit that I share Kim’s disdain for crafting, but each December I do enjoy playing a bit of Santa’s Workshop and making

Giving Back on Thanksgiving

According to American legend, the Pilgrims would not have survived their first year if the Wampanoag tribe hadn’t given them food and taught them how to farm.


How to Make an “Easy” Gingerbread House

Crafts are not my thing, especially holiday crafts. If you enjoy wielding a glue gun or stitching up a quilt, you won't understand this, but the thought of

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